Healthcare organizations, as with other types of organizations, vary in their capacity to successfully implement technological changes.

Assignment 1: Discussion Question

Defense mechanisms (e.g., human behavior driven) and high financial cost (e.g., organizational system/budget driven) are two leading factors in resistance to change.

Healthcare organizations, as with other types of organizations, vary in their capacity to successfully implement technological changes.

Describe the unique challenges healthcare organizations may face when implementing a new medical informatics application, such as electronic medical records, within their organization.

Provide examples and research to support your response.

By Week 4, Day 3 submit your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Use the same Discussion Area to comment on your classmates’ submissions and continue the discussion through Week 4, Day 7. Comment on how your classmates would address differing views.